Must Watch: Full Trailer for Sci-Fi 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp

December 20, 2013
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Transcendence Trailer

"You need to get me online. I need more power." Following a series of sneaky viral teaser videos, Warner Bros has unveiled the full theatrical trailer for Wally Pfister's sci-fi directional debut, Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp as a computer scientist working on artificial intelligence system who becomes the artificial intelligence. Morgan Freeman narrated one of the other teasers, but now we get to meet more of the cast: Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser and Paul Bettany. However, this movie is all about the ideas and new technology, and it looks original and enticing in a thrilling sci-fi way.

Here's the first full theatrical trailer for Wally Pfister's Transcendence, via the official website:

Transcendence is directed by Wally Pfister (cinematographer on Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy) and written by Jack Paglen, with rewrites by Alex Paraskevas & Jordan Goldberg. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. When anti-technology extremists threaten his life, they inadvertently trigger a quick move towards his transcendence, and Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. Warner Bros will be releasing Transcendence in theaters starting April 18th. So?

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I wasn't even aware of this film but this helps my cry of 2014 being the year of sci-fi. This looks absolutely great, especially Johnny Depp, finally a film where he isn't goofy.

Matthew on Dec 20, 2013


No more Jack Sparrow acting, I agree.

blkstar on Dec 20, 2013


For three consectutive years now I've heard at least one person say "this will be the year of sci fi". And we've seen some stellar sci if movies in those years what with technological advances in the visual department but I just don't think we're ever going to have a "year of sci fi" if you will.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 21, 2013


U GO BOY. for Pfister

Montez Williams on Dec 20, 2013


What a concept. Bloody cool.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 20, 2013



The Dude on Dec 20, 2013


Wow! I'm very excited for this!

Nathan D on Dec 20, 2013


This really reminds me of Michael Crichton's book Prey

Kento on Dec 20, 2013


Wow, not only his frequent cinematographer can make a better trailer but it also looks like he can make a better film! Inter what what now!? There is only Transcedence! Boom, now this is the movie and trailer I've been waiting for. Nothing to do with boring crop fields and history blah blah blah just pure straight up science fiction stuff.

Charlie Hard on Dec 20, 2013


Why are you still on that? We get it, you didn't like a trailer for an unreleased movie. We acknowledge your distaste (even hate), now please stop beating the horse. It's dead.

Phillip Gockel on Dec 20, 2013


Jeeze why is everyone still on me for hating the Interstellar trailer, did I even mention it here!? You have your opinions and I have my opinions. If your opinion is wrong I'm not gonna go say like blah blah blah I'll just respect what you say and take it as it is. Right I am praising this amazing trailer to possibly an amazing film named Transcendence directed by a great upcoming director. Leave it be man.

Charlie Hard on Dec 20, 2013


You did mention it here ... that's kinda your entire comment. Literally your whole comment is how much better this trailer is than Interstellar ...

Ryan on Dec 20, 2013


Oh for the love of Subway sweet chicken teriyaki! I didn't mention Interstellar in a type of form to...upset it. Okay I didn't sorry if your still hurt over that matter. I am sorry for my wreckless actions. I apologize to everyone for me having a differing opinion. Put me in a corner of shame and by the mighty beard of Zeus just put that dunce cap on my head with a bar of soap in my mouth. Sorry to make hating comments of your God almighty Christopher Nolan. I am sorry everyone. I now understand that he is our saviour. The trailer was the greatest trailer on this planet and I loved it so much. Now just move on people! Jeeze always bringing it up everytime I'm here I'm sick of hearing that trailer!

Charlie Hard on Dec 21, 2013


See, that wasn't so hard now, was it?

mooreworthy on Dec 23, 2013


Again you didn't succeed in making a comment without mentioning Nolan.

Nash on Dec 27, 2013


It's very simple: If you don't want people to dislike you, then stop complaining about the same thing all the time. Just like in real life, people get tired of that.

Nash on Dec 21, 2013


Man, I totally agree with you that the Intersteller teaser was a let down. But let it go... it's done... it's in the past... Don't need to bring it up in every article.

Guy who comments on things on Dec 20, 2013


How about I treat you to lunch? Be sure to get a side of French Cries with your Whaamburger...

Chris Groves on Dec 21, 2013


Nolan trolls are by far the dumbest of them sir seem to be the pinnacle of the breed

JohnDoe on Dec 22, 2013


I will probably go to the cinema to see this one. Looks like an experience!

Guy who comments on things on Dec 20, 2013


I am surprised though they used Wally Pfisfer's name in the trailer. I expected something like "FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN" since he was a producer on this. They did that with the 300 2 trailer where they only mentioned Zack Snyder in title card even though he didn't direct the film. I guess they are heavily going on the star power of this film to really sell it.

Charlie Hard on Dec 20, 2013


Maybe your comments was not right occasionally but always something interesting.

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 21, 2013


I was about to write this off...its got my attention now.

Xerxexx on Dec 20, 2013



grimjob on Dec 20, 2013


ditto. Even if the material winds up being a little weaker than one would hope...the cast should be able to keep it quite interesting.

Chris Groves on Dec 21, 2013



DAVIDPD on Dec 21, 2013


The concept is familiar. But the execution looks fabulous.

DAVIDPD on Dec 21, 2013


I'm very interested in the concept of singularity and I see a lot of movies in the future coming out about it. This looks like it will be an excellent start.

Franklin Carpio on Dec 20, 2013


If he's so smart, he should know that "there" isn't with a 3! 2014 is going to be an entertaining year for sci-fi fans. Btw, how many and which films exist where advanced AI is shown as being positive or atleast not destructive?

Neuromancer on Dec 20, 2013

30 might be onto something.

Chris Groves on Dec 21, 2013


Unless AI can have balanced emotions it'll always be scary, without emotions it is intelligent, but only thinks like machine. AI with unbalanced emotions never seems to end well.

Carpola on Dec 21, 2013


Science faction. AaaaagghhhHHH the machines are coming!

Carpola on Dec 20, 2013


Cool!!! Scientists vs Creationists.

PARANAM on Dec 20, 2013


This looks fucking sick...and mind bendy. Ooooooh I`m ready. Sci-fi is so tasty.

Jorrell Mcdaniel on Dec 20, 2013


hmmmm! not bad but not totally convinced!

Avi on Dec 20, 2013


Looks great. Finally Depp gets away from those god awful Pirate movies, Lone Ranger included.

IamSlave on Dec 20, 2013


josh stewart is in this, hope he has a bigger role than the one from tdkr

me on Dec 21, 2013


"The Lawnmower Man"...anyone?

Maxim Karagogov on Dec 21, 2013


Omg I was thinking the same thing! I'm like....umm...remake I guess?? Lol

SkyNet300 on Dec 21, 2013


This could be great. Lets just hope that they wont do anything corny and that it's story is well written and intact. Stoked for this one

ProjectionistHP on Dec 21, 2013


The trailer wasn't that enticing I guess, but the story looks promising has a bit of Demon Seed vibe to it. Definitely worth checking it out!

Armitall on Dec 21, 2013


OH YES! Might be too early to say this, but may the apprentice be upstaging the master?

DAVIDPD on Dec 21, 2013



JohnDoe on Dec 22, 2013


sounds like a remake of the lawnmower man.

somedude on Dec 21, 2013


Acceptable Trailer Rebecca was more effective than Depp for me. This is truly Nolan Cinematographer work. Same Scope ,Same Color , Same Movements. Dark , Intense and Spectacular Good SciFi

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 21, 2013


This trailer gives me the impression that this film will have a cheap twist at the end.. Just a hunch. Hope I'm wrong of course.

DavideCoppola on Dec 21, 2013


This is a terrifying concept, I love it. I cannot wait to see this film. It's nice to see Johnny Depp in more of a supportive role as this film's eventual villain, as opposed to yet another mind-numbing action blockbuster, where he's shoehorned in as the main star, case in point The Lone Ranger. This film looks phenomenal.

thejon93rd on Dec 21, 2013


I agree. It scares the shit out of me. Hopefully it doesn't take the "cheap twist" at the end turn that DavideCoppola indicated.

Quanah on Dec 21, 2013


This is a Nolan Film with a different director, just Morgan Freeman instead of Michael Caine. Everything else is the same. It will be great.

Charles Griffey on Dec 21, 2013


You have no idea what you are talking about

JohnDoe on Dec 22, 2013


god this looks awful. sorry.

Linkfx on Dec 21, 2013



The Dude on Dec 21, 2013


Dude looks like Brainiac.

superultraboy on Dec 21, 2013


He does! Lol 😛

Sean on Dec 21, 2013


Change title to must NOT see. This just made me want to go to bed. Thanks.

redskulllives on Dec 21, 2013


Charlie Hard is a moron and this trailer looks MEH

JohnDoe on Dec 22, 2013


Nolan this, Nolan that, blah, blah...

Nash on Dec 27, 2013


It looked intriguing for a minute or so, but then all the kooky CG effects kicked in and I flashed back to VHS greats like Lawnmower Man and Ghost in the Machine.

cobrazombie on Dec 22, 2013



grimjob on Dec 22, 2013


Oh look, it's Johnny Depp Mnemonic. Where's the dolphin?

Ross Elion on Dec 23, 2013


Looks a little busy for one movie. Eh - will watch.

avconsumer2 on Dec 23, 2013


Lawnmower man 2.0

shane willett on Dec 23, 2013


Good one,

mooreworthy on Dec 23, 2013


Rooting for this one. Elements of Nolan as expected, but doesn't deter me at all

John Wylie on Dec 23, 2013


Reminds me a lot of the anime "Serial Experiments: Lain" mindf**k

TheOct8pus on Dec 24, 2013

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